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The Top Interior Trends For Autumn

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Six interior trends to get you in a seasonal mood

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Sweater weather has officially arrived – and chunky knits, doorsteps exploding with pumpkin paraphernalia and seasonal wreaths are appearing everywhere. With so many interiors trends emerging, the question is how to give your home a micro autumn update? Fear not – we’ve rounded up the best trends to get you in a seasonal mood.

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Forest and Fell cushion

Tweed

Think tweed is for jackets and dog beds only? Think again. Fashion has been showing some tweed love for a while now with slouchy suits and overcoats, so there’s no reason not to get your interiors involved. For a subtler nod to the trend, try herringbone instead. Large scatter cushion, from £45, forestandfell.co.uk

Candles

Seasonal scents

One of the most evocative things about autumn are the smells – burnt embers, heady frankincense, cinnamon and woody musk. Create a seasonal scentscape indoors by choosing candles with a blend of moody and crisp accents. We love Byredo’s Bibliotheque (base notes of leather and vanilla opening up into clean peach and plum). Ambre by Diptyque (wood, vetiver, patchouli and incense) and Spiritus Sancti by Cire Trudon – reminscent of alter candles with base notes of benzoin resin, labdanum and head notes of aldehydes and incense vapors. Diptyque Ambre, £68, diptyqueparis.com; Cire Trudon Spiritus Sancti, £80, netaporter.com; Byredo Bibliotheque, £59, byredo.com

Suusco chunky knit throw

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Chunky knits

What better way to ward off the chills than with an enormous oversized knit? Stock up on extra chunky blankets – layer up cool scandi colours with darker midnight blues, charcoal greys and cable-knit cushions for some serious Hygge. Beige chunky knit merino wool blanket, £99.99, suusco.com

Cadogan Arms

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Fireside dressing

Club brass fenders are back in a big way – upholstered in gentleman’s-club cognac leather for a traditional look, or pretty fabrics for a fresh, contemporary take. Take the lead too from the recently-revamped Cadogan Arms in Chelsea, and top your mantlepiece with an autumn garland, bursting with dried grasses and flowers, seasonal colours and even a few feathers. thecadoganarms.london

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Autumnal decorating

Why should Christmas get all the decorating glory? Autumn is peak foraging time – a brisk walk is the perfect opportunity to collect fire-engine red leaves, fallen chestnut conkers, branches and dried foliage to weave into a wreath or drape along banisters. Incorporate your haul into an atmospheric tablescape with wrought iron and brass candlesticks, taper candles and statement dinnerware. Birdie Fortescue Lemnos candlesticks, from £25; Kaanch vase from £14.50, birdiefortescue.co.uk

Dark wood room

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Dark wood

Think dusty libraries, mahogany-panelled offices and old east London pubs. Nothing fast track a seasonal feel more effectively than moody, warm, rich dark wood.

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